J3474 : New Lagan weir footbridge, Belfast - April 2015(5)

taken 9 years ago, near to Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

New Lagan weir footbridge, Belfast - April 2015(5)
New Lagan weir footbridge, Belfast - April 2015(5)
Scaffolding towards the Donegall Quay side of the new footbridge. The Notice to River Users (06/15) records “Notice is hereby given that between 6th April and 20th June [2015] navigation through the Lagan Weir will be severely restricted and all boats passing through the weir must first agree navigation in advance with weir control . . . . The ongoing contract to replace the weir footbridge necessitates the hanging of a temporary scaffold beneath the new structure and this will reduce air draft considerably so that access through the weir will only be possible by small boats and emergency response RHIBS. During exceptional high tides access may not be possible for even small boats. The soffit level of the navigation opening will be reduced to 3.2m above ordnance datum or 5.2m above chart datum and navigation will only be possible through gate 3 during this period.”
1. Queen's Quay redevelopment proposals, Belfast

The Department for Social Development (DSD) published a “Draft Masterplan”, in mid-December 2011, showing proposals for the redevelopment of Queen’s Quay and part of the surrounding area. The proposals envisage changing the area dramatically. They include provision for residential, recreational and tourist use. At present (January 2012) it forms an undeveloped space between Donegall Quay/The Obel Tower and the Titanic Quarter. Queen’s Quay was previously the quay where coal was imported and scrap metal exported for recycling.
The final version of the Masterplan for the redevelopment of the Queen’s Quay area was published on 29 August 2013 LinkExternal link. It includes the proposed removal of the Station Street/Bridge End flyover.

The first stage of the redevelopment is the replacement of the footbridge across the weir. The application for planning permission (December 2013) reads “Z/2013/1369/F Donegal [sic] Quay Belfast Replacement of existing footbridge superstructure serving Lagan Weir, Belfast”.

The photographs submitted by me appear as a matter of geographical and historical record only. I have no connection with the DSD and have no opinions about (for or against) the proposals.
They (or any scheme which might emerge from the consultation) are likely to take many years to complete.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 5 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Construction, Development 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 344 745 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.0724N 5:55.2540W
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Irish: geotagged! J 343 745
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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River Lagan  Lagan Weir (Belfast)  Footbridge Construction  Scaffolding 

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